Friday, October 29, 2010

John and I were able to go to DC for a few days this month. We left Kelsi with a good friend and with my MIL and while we missed her SOOO much, she didn't ask about us once. While that hurt my feelings a bit, I guess it is better than the opposite!
Well, our adventure started by heading to this hotel in Alexandria. It was nice on the outside...but a little dated on the inside....still..we had BEAUTIFUL views of DC especially at night. It was amazing.

The next morning we woke up early and got our comfortable shoes on and headed into the city.

We walked and walked and walked. My Capitol pictures are not uploading for some reason, so I will have to post those later. We started at the Capitol. We took a tour and then walked to the Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian (those pics aren't cooperating either). We then headed towards the national mall and here is a picture of the Washington Monument with the Capitol in the background.

The Lincoln memorial.

John and Abe.

View from the top of the Lincoln memorial.

We walked to the Vietnam memorial. The weather was PERFECT for sightseeing. Mid 70's and overcast. The sun came out for about 30 min and I was SO happy that it went away because it was pretty humid but bearable without the sun.

SO many names.

We went to the Natural History museum.

That's the Hope Diamond in case you are wondering.

We ate here. It is the oldest restaurant in DC, started in 1856. It was delicious.

The next day we headed here to our next hotel. We had a view of an electrical unit, but the hotel was AMAZING. I was originally planning on attending just two lectures (one on managing finances and one on staffing) but the lecturers were so captivating and energetic that I stayed for the whole series. It was very motivating and inspiring. It was great to meet with other people in our situation and we learned some great pearls that we hope to implement soon.

We also got to meet up with my cousin Chase and his wife for dinner our last night. We had a great time and I hope to upload the rest of our pics soon. Check back later!!


Derek and Becca Theurer said...

It looks like the long awaited DC trip was so much fun. I'm glad you caught good weather for your trip-that makes all of the difference on trips where you spend so much time walking. Hooray for couples trips!

Amanda said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. I bet it was so fun for you to be back there. I can't wait to go back and spend a little more time there someday too!